Schedule of Events
Where’s the coffee? Join us in the Creator’s Lounge for coffee and networking. Looking to plan your day? Explore session descriptions and build your own itinerary on the NALIP Media Summit App!
Registration • Day 3
Pick up your Summit Pass below the North Terrace at Registration center as indicated by the yellow star on the summit map below. Can’t find registration? Have a question about your pass? Ask a friendly NALIP volunteer!
1, 2, 3 It's Funded! • 1, 2, 3. It's Funded!
1, 2, 3. It's Funded! Finding funding for your passion project can be challenging. Learn from experts about opportunities and strategies that exist for documentary filmmakers. Get your next doc funded!
From game day to the newsrooms, meet the producers, writers, and reporters telling the story of sports in media. They will share insights and strategies into how they get those exclusive one on one big interviews, and the role identity has played in their work.
Latino Media Market: Executive Meetings (Restricted Access. By Invitation Only) • (Restricted Access. By Invitation Only)
Day Two of the Latino Media Market: Industry executives take meetings from selected participants to pitch their documentary, low-budget feature, TV or digital web series idea in order to secure completion funds or distribution.
Behind The Programming - Choosing a slate of content to premiere at a festival, on a network, or to emphasize on a digital platform can often deeply affect the kind of viewer and participant it attracts. Discover which one is the best fit for your project as these programmers discuss what they see as a stand out piece.
#WeAreInclusion Creator's Lounge • Day 3
#WeAreInclusion Creator’s Lounge is for everyone! Attendee’s are welcome to network, visit sponsor activation's, and explore career opportunities, diversity programs, and initiatives. The Lounge will also host select screenings, panels and special activities!
The Creators Lounge is open to all Summit pass holders, NALIP members and non-pass holders!
Writing Up The Ranks • Presented by Writers Guild of America - West
Writing Up The Ranks - Each of these writers have worked their way up through rooms all over Hollywood. They candidly break down their journeys to their current positions while imparting wisdom about the role of the writer in television.
Rebels Without A Crew • Presented by El Rey Network
If you believe it is possible to create a feature length film with $7k budget in two weeks then you are absolutely right. Five aspiring directors took on the challenge and each of their journeys were documented in a mini-series. Join the executives, filmmakers, and producers behind Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew for Go90 and see how these films were made possible.
Betting On Digital - What was once a risky venture is now par for the course as digital content attracts billions of viewers. These executives and content creators bet on digital and are poised to make an impact in that vertical.
We have come a long way and so has Hollywood, but there is still a lot of work to do. Learn about the ways various studios and organizations are helping to change the leaders of the entertainment industry and how diversity leads to inherently successful content.
We Run This Show Keynote • Keynote - Diverse Women In Media Initiative
This Keynote luncheon catered by Wolfgang Puck brings together a powerful group of Latina showrunners. Join Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Tanya Saracho as they gather to trade knowledge and insight on leading teams of creatives through a season of television, how they got their start in Hollywood, and choices they made as showrunners that affected representation and inclusion in their shows. Out of 500 television shows currently being made, these women represent 75% of Latina Showrunners, they are blazing a trail to the future of narrative episodic content.
NALIP Official Selection is a unique showcase of short form content by NALIP members. Together, these works feature a variety of subjects, voices and viewpoints that attest to the rich and talented diversity of the NALIP community.
Esteban Arango - This Little Light
Johnny Rey Diaz - Papua
Cristina Tamez - San Miguel
Heinz Kobernik - The Director's Treatment
Gabriel Savodivkar - To Infinity
It is the home stretch! Interact, network, and re-energize in our Creators Lounge and enjoy some coffee refreshments. There are only a few more sessions left until The Latino Media Awards Gala!
60 years of TV and only 7 shows have popped the culture. We need more stories of us! A fireside chat with CEO + Co-Founder of Mitu, Herb Scannell.
Trail Blazers discuss the journey to share openly what many are afraid to talk about. In a world where polemics are the norm, and binaries form our views of others, how do we talk about the multitudes in between? From our politics to the stories they create, these speakers make the bold decisions to manifest stories that haven't been told before. Explore what it takes to break the mold and move the world forward to acceptance.
Award winning film producer Frida Torresblanco reveals her journey through Hollywood and explores the role a producer plays throughout the filmmaking process.
Creating The Mediums Of Tomorrow - XR & VR • Creating The Mediums Of Tomorrow
XR & VR present limitless possibilities for the future of media and storytelling. We invite you to discuss current and future opportunities in the newest mediums of content creation. XR is the wild west of immersive narrative content.
Moderated by Founding Partner of VRSCOUT Malia Probst, join us for a conversation with Evette Vargas, Josema Roig, Jacki Morie, and Mariana Acuña Acosta.
Join these executives, directors and producers and discover their paths into animation as they explore their inspirations and the triumphs throughout their careers. From the conception of characters to their love for pop and folk culture, learn from these talented artists about what it takes to make animation come to life and where are they going next.
Charles D. King - Creator's Studio 1 • A Signature Conversation
Charles D. King the founder & CEO of MACRO has funded numerous films like Fences and Mudbound, and the digital series Gente-fied. As a leader and advocate for diverse representation his exemplary path is a gold mine of insights.
Al Madrigal, Melissa Villaseñor, Jesus Trejo, and Marcella Arguello sit down together to talk the challenges and thrills of live comedy, the burgeoning stand-up on demand market, and how identity has affected their work. “No laughs guaranteed.”
It's a celebration! Before the Latino Media Awards Gala join us on the North Terrace for photos, drinks and appetizers. We can not wait to honor some of the best Latinx content creators working today!
Reminder that only attendees who have purchased Latino Media Awards Gala tickets may enter Pre-Reception Mixer.
NALIP presents the annual Latino Media Awards Gala. Join us as we honor stand out creators with the Lifetime Achievement, and Lupe Awards, which celebrate outstanding and historic achievements in Latinx Media. Past Award winners include: Moctezuma Esparza, Edward James Olmos, Kenny Ortega, Rita Moreno, Lupe Ontiveros, Andy Garcia, Danny Trejo, Gina Rodriguez, Raul Castillo, Dascha Polanco, Raquel Welch and Zoe Saldana!
The panels have finished, the keynotes have rocked our world and the awards have been handed out, now it's time to party. Join us for desserts and refreshments after the Latino Media Awards Gala.
Remember, you must purchase a ticket to the Gala to attend the pre-reception, award ceremony and Summit Closing Reception!